SECOND GENEVA DIALOGUE OF EAST ASIAN SCHOLARS WITH SENIOR OFFICIALS OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS TO BE HELD IN GENEVA FROM 2 TO 4 SEPTEMBER 2019
The Second Geneva Dialogue of East Asian Scholars with Senior Officials of the United Nations and other International Organizations will take place from 2 to 4 September 2019.
Around 30 distinguished academics and practitioners from the People’s Republic of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Mongolia will travel to Geneva to attend a series of high-level meetings with key international organizations in the city, including the United Nations Office at Geneva, the World Health Organization, the International Labour Organization, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the International Telecommunications Union and the World Trade Organization.
The opening session will be addressed by Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, who attaches great importance to collaboration with academia. Universities and think tanks are indeed vital partners for the United Nations because their research makes it possible for the international community to improve its response to the many crises our world faces today.
The Geneva Dialogue presents a very special opportunity to deepen the collaboration between East Asian scholars and the United Nations, and to foster a spirit of friendship among scholars. The discussions are intended to stimulate fruitful exchanges of expertise on key issues such as the Sustainable Development Goals, human rights, UN Reform, the role of International Geneva, and the contribution of East Asian countries to multilateralism in a time of global challenges.
The event is jointly organized by the United Nations Office at Geneva and the Tokyo Office of the Academic Council of the United Nations System. The Permanent Missions of Japan and the Republic of Korea are also supporting the Geneva Dialogue.
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